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>> that was beautiful. want to thank kenny chesney for. reports say disgraced psych lilg legend lance armstrong has told oprah what he's always denied to the world. infective accident. a medical accident may have exposed hundreds of war vets to hiv. and facebook's big secret. mystery surrounds a special event. later today. good morning to you. thanks for being with us this morning. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john burman. check out the cover of the "new york post" here.
lie strong. why are we talking about it? >> everybody's talking about it. they say in an interview with oprah winfrey he admits for the first time he used performance-enhancing drugs while racking up win after win on the cycling tour. let that sink in for a moment because for years armstrong not only denied using the drugs and meth audios but he viciously attacked everyone who said he did. now that appears to be a giant sham. sources say he's in talks to return sponsorship money and may be ready to testify against others. cnn's ed lavandera is live in austin, texas. ed, what do we know about this confession? >> i think the million-dollar question is to what extent lance armstrong apologizes and what will that sound like? will he apologize or admit to
using steroids throughout all of his cycling career? i mean to what level will this be done? more importantly, just how he will say it. not many details other than beyond that headline, that according to media reports lance armstrong will admit to using steroids in his interview with oprah winfrey. not much coming from oprah winfrey as well. shortly after wrapping up the interview here in austin, texas, oprah sent out a brief tweet. just wrapped with lance armstrong more than 2 1/2 hours and he came ready. she wrote "ready" in all caps. if past interviews are any indication, lance armstrong, you knowing has over the years, john, been a very tough interview, very steadfast, so it will be very interesting to see how his tone and attitude changes now if he has to be a
lot more forthright and contrite. we'll see how that plays over. >> he is a proin these intervie interviewses. the question is after all these years of denials and, frankly, vicious attacks of people accusing him of doping, why might he confess now? what might he get out of this? >> i think there are several different things out there. to what extent each played a role will be answered in the interview. as you mentioned right off the top, the post, "lie strong" instead of livestrong. he went to the headquarters of the livestrong headquarters and apologized to the staff there for the stress he had put them all under, so the livestrong aspect of this and wanting to make sure that agency is able to continue doing the work it's done over the years plays a role. but also lance armstrong, since he's given up cycling has been
competing in other events p. perhaps he's looking to get his sentence lessened and compete and make money that way. a lot of different aspects playing into the role, we expect. >> what about the potential legal aspect from admitting he was lying all those years? >> you know, it's interesting to me. there are still several things out there that lance is having to deal with. there's a special federal whistle blower lawsuit brought by a teammate floyd landis and a cnn source confirms lance armstrong is in talks with the u.s. postal service which had paid a reported $30 million over the years to sponsor lance armstrong's cycling team and we understand there are talks under way now for lance armstrong to return a portion of that money as well. remember, there was a deposition from dallas-based insurance company that had paid lance
armstrong bonus money for winning back-to-back wins. lance armstrong speaking with that company's attorneys. listen to what he said when he was asked if he had taken any steroids. >> you have never taken any performance-enhancing drug in connection with your cycling career. >> correct. >> and that would include any substance that's ever been banned, is that fair to say? >> correct. >> john, all of that was under oath, but that was back in 2005, and the statute of limitations for perjury here in the state of texas is three years. so at least in that particular case, it doesn't seem that lance armstrong would face any legal troubles, and you would imagine that with a team of lawyers that lance armstrong has, the timing of this interview, they must have felt pretty secure from a legal standpoint that lance armstrong could come out and make this confession. but to what extent and how
deeply he goes it into will be interesting to watch. john. >> perhaps no criminal lie biblt but still faces maybe civil damages as time goes by. it's the end of years'-long. >> there's a cancer doctor that has treated him says he's still a hero. he beat cancer and remains loyal. even if he doesn't have a lot of company he's still a hero because of his will and he beat cancer. >> you can be a hero when it comes to beating cancer but he's still a li liar. i hope it does not affect the foundation. >> in six hours new york state may become the fifth state. last night the state senate set a set of broad changes.
expanding the ban on assault weapons. his plan heads to the state assembly later this morning. >> this is a scourge on society. people have had to live through these tragedies. tragedy after tragedy and tragedy, and people are sitting there saying, you know, at what point do we get it? at what point do you say enough? we understand. no one else has to die. no more innocent loss of life. >> cuomo's bill also includes a webster provision, a life-without-parole provision for anyone who murders a first responder. that's in response to the fire and ambush shooting on christmas eve that killed two first respond responders. the vice president reportedly recommends background checks on all gun sales making
certain rapid-fire guns off limits and keeping guns away from the mentally ill. president obama is expected to formally lay auto these measures later this week. on the former fiscal cliff, president obama is digging in his heels. he said he would not trade cuts in government spending which they want. he said trimming the budget deficit should be a different discussion separate from the debt ceiling. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more. all it does is say that america will pay its bills, and we are not a deadbeat nation. >> clearly house speaker john boehner thinks differently. he responded by saying, quote, the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government
spending at the same time. these pens are designed to be used only by one person, but an investigation discovered that many of them were used on multiple people. are you in hawaii or going there anytime soon? surfers, beware. check out this video. it's a real-life jauss. two sharks were swimming dangerously close to the show. can you believe it? look at that. you could wade in and be bitten, eaten. last year there were a total of 11 shark attacks in hawaii. >> that's what i call dangerously close. >> oh, my goodness. >> so some people in the southeast waking up to the dual danger of flooding and ice. alexandra steele in the weather center. good morning. >> good morning, guys. each snow potentially for you around new york city. >> trifecta. >> there you go. we'll see it all.
here's why, zoraida. what we've got is the stalled front and along the front we've got everything from rain, sleet, even freezing rain that will become a snow maker. what's happening in the pink, what we're seeing is rain is famming. it's falling below freezing, thus we're getting icy surfaces on the road. we could see ice accumulation and a quarter inch of ice. we'll see power lines go out, winds begin to sag. roads get icy. you can see some of that's falling now. and also the potential for flooding already had one to two inches of rain along this line and it's really not moving much. washington, points south, you can see where that rain is falling. it's going to fall over the same areas, and we're going to watch that rain move into washington, d.c., as well. it's already there now. with that, the flood threat throughout much of the east. and, again, winter weather advisories. where we've got the rain. and we'll see it for the next two days. right here you can see south of
washington. but, again, sleet and freezing rain. even an ice storm warning for mississippi and arkansas. this is what will affect the northeast. winter weather advisories, guys. beginning tonight at midnight going to 4:00 tomorrow, 1 to 2 inches of snow and even freezing rain as well. tomorrow's going to be tough on the roads there. >> that's a nice commute in at 3:00 a.m. >> forewarned. 11 minutes past the hour here. we know the time and the place. that's it. we do not know exactly what facebook plans to unveil in its much hyped event later but we're going to share some ideas later. that's coming up. >> walmart helping some of america's war veterans. we'll tell you what they're doing just ahead. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment
president obama to try to stop these horrific shootings, making certain rapid-fire weapons off limits and keeping guns away from the mentally ill as well. white house correspondent dan lothian is following all of the developments for us this morning. very nice to have you, dan. >> reporter: good morning. >> we know the vice president has sent forth his recommendations. we don't have a copy but you know some of the de-dales in it. could you share with us? >> reporter: that's right interesting that the vice president said today would be the day he would recommend the proposals to the president. he met with the president yesterday and both of them starting reviewing some of the recommendations, the president pointing out that later in the week he'll talk in more detail about what his administration plans to do going forward. some of it will require congressional approval. other things the president plans to do on his own such as a registry, the president said, or getting more data in tracking
the weapons that are used by criminals. the president yesterday during his news conference gave a hint as to what the proposals will look like. take a listen. >> what you can count on is the things that i have said in the past, the belief that we have to have stronger background checks, that we can do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacity out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them, an assaults weapon ban that is meaningful, that those are things i continue to believe makes sense. >> reporter: now, the president says he's not worried about politics but he's focused what makes sense, what works, and what is best to keep america and children safe. >> last night new york state lawmakers came to a deal on new gun restrictions. it has buy part san support. tell us about that. >> that right. it goes on to the state
assembly. part of this bill will focus on assault weapons, creating an assaults weapons registry, also a uniform licensing system state wide. i'll tell you. new york is not the only state. a number of states are looking at ways to prevent gun violence. maryland is one. some of these local and state leaders are in maryland meeting at a gun violence summit there, looking at ways to prevent gun violence. and governor cuomo talked about the need to really do something to keep kids safe. take a listen. >> this is a scourge on society. people have had to live through these tragedies. tragedy after tragedy after tragedy. and people are sitting there saying, you know, at one point -- at what point do we get it? at what point do you say enough? we understand, no one else has to die?
no more innocent loss of life? >> the nra, though, is vowing to fight any restrictions on guns. they don't believe that an assault weapons ban will be able to make it through congress, but nonetheless, the public out there seemingly on the side of what some of these lawmakers are pushing. an abc washington news/washington post poll say 58% support it, 39% oppose it. 51% support a ban on semi-automatic handgun, 46% oppose. on high-capacity clips, 65% support it. 32% oppose it. a lot of things they're trying to deal with. >> dan lothian at the white house. thank you very much. about 18 minutes past the hour. right now let's get you updated on all the news this morning.
after denial, lance armstrong has reportedly admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. the interview will be broadcast on oprah's tv network on thursday. >> more controversy for troubled actress lindsay lohan. the 26-year-old is expected to be arraigned on charges of a car crash from last june when she was already on probation. she fired her long-time l.a. attorney who has managed somehow to keep her out of jail so many times. retail market walmart rolling out the red carpet for the military veterans. the company will announce a plan to provide a job to any service meb who's received an honorable discharge within the past year. the new hiring program will begin on memorial day, may 27, and last five years. that's a nice program.
it's time for your early reads, your local news that is making national headlines. first from the southeast mercury news which has the pulse on silicon valley. could it be the face phone? we're speculating. facebook is inviting the media to an event today, to, quote, come see what we're building. there's speculation the network could be unveiling its own facephone. some think it could be a new sch engine and tap into friends' suggestions and take on rev snu. >> they're looking for a way to make revenue. we'll see if it works. >> monetizing would be greats news for them. supreme court justice clarence thomas has been silent, famously sew, during oral arguments for nearly seven years. that is a record. well, it seems that justice thomas finally broke his silence yesterday.
not to make a point but to make a joke, and apparently you had to be there like seriously because the court's official transcript did not catch the joke because of laughter in the room. people there said thomas was said to be wisecracking about ivy league lawyers, spefingly those from yale which is his alma mater. it's fascinating. he has no love for yale. he regrets several times for his time there. everyone has wondered why thomas has been silent for so long. why has he not asked a question from the bench for seven years. some say he doesn't like the sound of his voice. thomas has talked about the fact it's kind of a peanut gallery there and justices talk over each other. >> case in point. >> it's a joke. >> he makes a joke and nobody catches it. >> you can head to our blog, cnn.com/earlystart. you can also follow us on facebook and twitter. search for cnn. a commercial that gives an
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the white house pushed for gun control. one says the president may not even need congress to make some of these ideas happening. a long wait for victims of sandy relief. the unlikely ally in the war against obesity. coca-cola now tackling the issue head on in public. very interesting indeed. >> it is. we're going to play some of it
for you a little later. welcome back to "early start," everyone. i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. it is tuesday morning. 31 minutes past the hour. he's denied any use of using performance-enhancing drugs. now lance arm strong has just done that. the confession came during a 2 1/2-hour interview with oprah winfrey, which will be broadcast thursday on her own network. cnn's ed lavandera is live in texas this morning. a lot of people are wondering if this is a genuine confession, or is it part of a larger p.r. offensive? >> reporter: well, i think people will be looking and studying the body language taped interview and determine just that. it will go a lock way in determining how you feel about that. but, you know, clearly there's a need to rehabilitate his image thereafter united states
anti-doping agency report that was released back in october. 11 former teammates coming out and basically accusing lance armstrong of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout his cycling career which helped him win seven tour de france titles, but that interview took place in austin yesterday afternoon. oprah winfrey sent out a tweet that said briefly, just wrapped with lance armstrong for 2 1/2 hours. came ready. he's well known for being a tough interview, well prepared. according to a source from cnn, lance armstrong showed up with a team of advisers and family members. >> and lawyers as well. that "ready" in capital letters. we also know he apologized to the livestrong organization. i think most people would agree they'd like to see livestrong survive. what did he say to those people? >> reporter: well, you know, this is an agency that has been
intertwined with lance armstrong as well and they triering to separate themselves. lance armstrong was separated out before the report came out. before he went for the interview with oprah he stopped by the headquarters and had about a 15-minute meeting, i'm told, with the staff there where he apologized to them for all the stress he had caused them over the years and also urged them to continue their fight. a spokeswoman for if foundation said -- described the meeting as it was emotional and he choked up for a moment, but we were all glad to see him. >> it's got to be very tough for all of them to fight closely to fight cancer. we're also following reports that armstrong may give back some of his sponsorship money. do you know anything about that? >> reporter: a source tells cnn that right now lance armstrong is in talks with the united states postal service to return a portion of the $30 million that the agency spent sponsoring
the cycling team. the statement from the u.s. post at service, we got one last night said we are well aware of the developments surrounding lance armstrong and are following the situation closely. we're not in a position now to discuss any of the legal issues associated with these developments and the prior relationship between the u.s. postal service and mr. armstrong, but we will do so at an appropriate time. we'll have to wait and see as well. >> ed lavandera, austin, texas. thank you very much. vice president joe biden's task force is recommending that gun trafficking be defined as a federal crime. according to politico, the white house has defined 19 executive actions where the president may act unilaterally. others are mulling these executive orders because of the difficulty in enacting new gun legislation in congress.
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so coca-cola, you've heard of them. they're the most valuable brand. they launched a campaign and aimed at, quote, finding meaningful challenge to obesity. take a look at this ad they put out. >> for over 125 years we've been bringing people together. today we'd like people to come together on something that concerns all of us. obesity. the long-term health of our families and the countries at stake, and as the naks's leading beverage company, we can play an important role. >> very interesting. elizabeth cohen joining us now. what is the meaning of this new ad campaign. >> they haven't said a lot about obesity even though people have
harangued them saying, wait a second, you're selling this product that might be contributing to obesity. they're trying to say, look, we're aware of this problem and we're doing our part. for example they point out we're selling smaller sizes of coke, 7.5 ounces instead of 12. they say we have nearly 200 lee-calorie and no-calorie products. they also say we're starting to put our calories, you can see it right here on the silver band, 140 calories so you know what you're getting. so they say that they're really trying to help people make choices. they're encouraging exercise and they really hopes this sort of quiets down some of their critics. >> we've been talking about america's obesity problems for years and years. and soda, consumption, i believe, has been going downer of the the last several years f my question is then how responsible is soda really? >> if you look at this, as i said, a can of coke is 140 calories. let's say you have two of these
a day. that's more than 10% of the calories you're getting for a whole day just in soda. if you look at the sugar consumption, that spells it out. there are approximately 9 tea spoons of sugar in one can of soda. that's a lot of sugar. and according to many experts. when you drink your sugar it actually gets into your bloodstream faster than when you're eating it because when you're eating it, for example when you eat an apple, there's fiber being digested along with it. it doesn't go into your bloodstream quite as quickly. i'm not a soda drinker but when i watch my friends who drink soda, they can easily drink three of these in a day. that's a lot of calories, a big chunk of calories devoted to something that doesn't have any nutrients in it. >> that's really interesting. know e that to be the case but when you lay it out on the table, all that sugar, it really
is mind-boggling. what impact will this campaign from coke have? >> sad voe indicates say not much. they say this is not meaningful. they say that coke is basically tryinging to do damage control. they have seen what mayor bloomberg has done in new york at limiting soda sizes and availablelet and they don't want other people to do it. coke says, no, we're really trying to make a pleeningful contribution to the fight against obesity and they say with all of their no-calorie and low-calorie products they actually have made an interesting contribution. >> like we said, it's very interesting. coke entering the obesity discussion. thank you so much. >> when you see the tea spoons there, doesn't that make you go ick? all of those teaspoons of sugar? >> 44 minutes past the hour. there's an app for that? ? coming up, the nra's new smartphone game that's giving
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on winfrey's own network. the aurora, colorado, movie theater where people were killed during a midnight massacre in july is set to reopen on thursday. before it does, victims and their families will are be allowed to privately visit the complex today and tomorrow. thursday's reopening is built as a night of remembrance. some 2,000 tickets will be given to victims, first responders, hospital workers, and volunteers. >> and just a month after the school shootings that sparked a nationwide debate over gun control, listen to this, the national rifle soes yeassociati released a new app for smartphones. it's called nra gun range. it went up on sunday. according to the itunes' description it includes 3-d shooti shooting. a 12-year-old boy in southern california has been found responsible for the murder
of his father, who was an avowed neo-nazi. jeff hall was shot dead two years ago. both prosecution and defense maintain his activities were not the motive behind his killing but the defense argues that the child was exposed to violence at a young age. looks like he'll be held in some kind of detention facility until he's 23 years old. a wisconsin woman who once weighed 425 pounds -- take a look at your screen right now -- she's now competing in triathlons. >> good for her. >> amy smith said her weight caused complications when her second daughter was born, so she had gastric bypass surgery. look at her. then she started working out. just one year later and smith has already completed two triathlons and two half marathons. >> my knees hurt, my back hurt, and i had high blood pressure. i was prediabetic. you know, i was going down a bad path. there's a group of us out there that have had weight loss
surgery who are athletes now. i can say it. i never was comfortable saying that. >> oh, you are an athlete. you go, amy. now that she considers herself an athlete, amy smith's new goal is to participate in the elite iron man competition. >> god species, lady. >> yes. we love you. all right. there's a winter storm heading for the northeast right now. brace yourself. alexandria steel is live in the weather center. >> you've got some time in the northeast. what we're watching is the stalled out cold front. we've been talking about it for days. the problems, the areas of cold pressure arrive along the front. with that we've got rain, sleet, freezing rain, and even snow developing. a quarter of an inch of rain. you'll see it. roads will be icy, windshields will be icy. and an inch and a half of ice, believe it oar not, adds five pounds to trees. there's a lot of danger there.
you can see from memphis to jackson and then to southeastern arkansas, the potential for a quarter to a half an inch of ice. but then as we look toward the northeast, what these are in purple are winter weather advisories, and they are from midnight tonight until 4:00 tomorrow morning. 1 to 2 inches of snow and a little bit of ice as well. maybe a quarter of an inch. so, a lot of inclement weather, waves of rain moving through. we're seeing that. so as we look toward the maps in terms of temperatures, the problems, we've got the temperatures here in the 30s. so this rain coming down and freezing on the surface where temperatures at the surface are freezing and below. the big picture here, here's where the problems are. the area in the southeast, all this moisture for the next couple of days. no bright sunshine through friday, that's for sure. and then we'll watch it move into the northeast. west coast, sunny and dry, but we're going to see very cold temperatures, guys, across the country like we've seen. >> it's coming. thank you for the warning
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it is 55 minutes past the hour. i'm zoraida sambolis along with john berman. >> this lady gaga person, she knows how to get attention. she performed her hit single this weekend in vancouver wearing a machine gun brach. this "e!" online picture shows it. was it too soon? >> it's not like she has a problem with controversy. >> no, clearly not. all right. and call him the bathroom bandit. police in southeast wisconsin looking for a guy, of course, who they say is leaving handles off the toilets andure nals leaving you the inability to
flush. aside from being a thief with, i guess, the greatest sense of humor ever, guys would probably think so, police say they think he may be reselling them somehow. do you think that's funny? >> i think it's strange. of all the things you can steal and how hard it must be to go to the bathroom in marquette university. my condolences are out to you in wisconsin. >> they have announced they're opening their new studio. it's going to be called important studio. they said having worked with several different studios over the years we came to realize our favorite people in the world are ourselv ourselves. they're good businessmen. >> yes, they are. the late-night comedians were in great form last night. the grateful david letterman marked the 13th anniversary of the heart surgery that saved his
life. >> very impressive names at the golden globes awards last night. they had the big golden globes show last night. former president clinton introduced the movie "lincoln," and then former senator john introduced "house of lies." julianne moore, she won for playing sarah palin. see, the foreign press realized the greatest challenge in hollywood, pretending to be a republican. so they hand out these awards. >> but i said, doctor, i'm cal calling to thank you very much. 13 years ago you saved my life. he said, well, dave, it seemed like a good idea at the time. i had five bypasses. five bypasses.
yeah, that's right. who wants to fight. five bypasses or as dick cheney likes to refer to it, a checkup. a checkup. >> "early start" continues right now. finally, a confession. after years of denying it, lance armstrong has told oprah what e he's always denied to the rest of the world. infected by accident. a medical mistake may have exposed hundreds of war vets to hiv. and danger amid the waves. look at that. >> i know. >> a camera captures sharks lurking just yards off the beach. >> well, luckily, you know, that person's not that close, right? >> stay away from the water. stay away from the water.
good morning, everyone. my name is john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolis. after a armstrong, after a decade of denials, lance armstrong admitted using performance enhancing drugs during his reign of cycling. that included seven tour de france titles. it will be broadcast thursday. following all of this for us. live in austin, texas, what do we know about armstrong's confession? what do you know? >> we are waiting to see to what extent he will admit to using performance-enhancing drugs. we heard it would be a limited confession, but after the interview, oprah winfrey sent a tweet that said just wrapped up with lance armstrong, more than
2 1/2 hours and he came ready. ready was written in all caps. a tough interview. he has been defiant and aggressive when questioned about performance-enhancing drug use. it will be interesting to see if he strikes a more contrite tone. a lot of people will be reading the body language. >> trying to tell if he telling the truth. we heard armstrong apologize to his live strong organization. upons to make sure it survives. >> lance armstrong had been intertwined for many years. they are trying it distance themselves and separate a little bit. lance armstrong of the taken off the board in november. they are trying to continue their work. before going to the interview
yesterday, he showed up at the headquarters and met with the staff. he apologized for the stress he caused them and urged them to continue to work as spokes woman for the organization described as emotional and that he choked up for a moment, but we wera you will glad to see him. that was a difficult meeting there before lance armstrong went on to do the interview. >> when that doping report came out, a lot of folks were wondering if there would be a legal fallout. do you think there would be if he admits to lying? >> lance armstrong back in 2005 testified under oath he had not used performance-enhancing drugs, but the statute of limitations has run out. a whistle blower lawsuit that is pending. a source told cnn he is in talks
with the postal service to return perhaps the $30 million the agency reportedly paid armstrong for sponsoring the cycling team. talks under way to return that money as well. a lot of issues pending as well. >> the why now question they are asking, the statute of limitations may be the why now. thank you very much. >> this is years after not just denials, but the biggest personal attacks against all people who accuseded him. >> his closest friends and teammates. >> crazy. three minutes after the hour. new york may be the first state to enact tougher gun laws since the newtown massacre. they passed raw changes and banning assault weapons and putting in place measures to keep guns away from the mentally
ill. this plan heads to the state assembly later. >> people have had to live through these tragedies. tragedy after tragedy after tragedy. people are saying at what point do we get it? at what point do you say enough? we understand? no one else has to die? no more innocent loss of life. >> governor cuomo's bill said the webster provision. a life without parole for anyone who responded. that was in response to the christmas eve firefight that killed two firefighters. >> the vice president recommends back ground checks on all gun sales, making certain guns off limits and keeping guns away
from the mentally ill as well. we will go live to washington a few minutes from now. >> fresh off the fiscal cliff, president obama is digging in his heels on the next battle, raising the debt ceiling. in a news conference, he said he would not trade cuts in government spending which republicans want in exchange for raising the borrowing limit. trimg the deficit should be separate from the debt ceiling. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more. all it does is a america will pay its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> john boehner said the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time. >> listen to this. a medical scare in a buffalo, new york veteran's hospital.
many may have been exposed to hiv. the pens are designed to be used by one person, but many of them were used on multiple people. >> surfers, beware. you have to look at this video. it's shocking. >> standing on the shore? >> he has his toes in the water. two sharks were spotted dangerously close to shore in honolulu. this was off of oahu. they are like ten feet offshore. >> i will call him a dingaling if he is in the water. >> he's a hero. >> there is flooding and ice. from the weather center, you said snow is on the way as well? >> that's right.
it's coming to you guys. it's coming into a north and west of new york into connecticut as well. that's not today's concern. we have the stalled front in essence. waves as low pressure is coming. rain and heavy rain from the storms and the pink is ice. philadelphia southward with a little bit of a northern portion off the coast. you will get into the problems around midnight. we are seeing the potential for ice. we have seen some yesterday. people trying to drive from memphis to arkansas along the bridges. it was a stand still because of elevated surfaces with the temperatures seeing a lot of ice. we will see that with a quarter to a half inch of ice. a half inch with 500 pounds of extra weight. we will see problems with power lines. it's beginning tonight at
midnight until tomorrow at 4:00. winter weather advisories. westchester and rocklin county, coupled with a tenth of an inch of ice. overnight and into tomorrow. we have gone from heat to sleet in the mid-south and ice coming down. we have the water coming down and the rain into areas where the temperatures are 32 or below. >> one to two inches of snow. i think we can handle that. >> and the ice as well. >> thanks very much. eight minutes after the hour and there is buzz in silicon valley this morning. facebook is inviting the media to come see what we are building. there is speculation they could be unveiling their own smart phone. experts say they could be unveiling a search engineer that tap into friend suggestion. the idea would be to take on
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welcome back to early start. joe biden making recommendations to president obama to try to prevent shootings like in new and aurora. he takes some off limits including taking guns away from the mentally ill. following all the developments in washington, the vice president delivered his recommendations and the white house is preparing to take action. what details can you give? >> they were supposed to have been delivered and the vice president sat down and started going-over the recommendations and saying later in the week he will roll out what the administration plans to do. he pointed out other things at the top of the list. banning the high capacity magazine clips. the president supporting a boone assault weapons. that is something that is
getting a lot of resistance from the nra. some of the things will require approval, but he is willing to do things without congress. >> i'm confident that there steps we can take that don't require legislation that are within my authority as president. where you get a step that has the opportunity to reduce the possibility of gun violence, then i want to go ahead and take it. >> one of the things that the president suggested was looking at ways to gather data and figure out the guns that are used by criminals. the bottom line because he is not focused on the politics, but what works. what is right to protect children. >> some of the people on the recolle side of this issue are preparing quite a response. >> that's right. the nra is pushing back on any
kind of restrictions saying he doesn't believe it can make it through congress. other tough words as well. a representative from texas, a republican in a statement talking specifically about the executive orders and the use of executive orders saying i will seek to thwart this action including defunding the white house and even filing articles of impeachment. very tough talk from a lawmaker up on capitol hill. no reaction from the white house. >> in new york they passed a very restrictive gun law, one of the tightest in the country. what are the numbers around the country saying about gun action? >> i think the poll numbers are showing americans are concerned about the issue and they seem to
be leaning towards the tough talk we have been hearing. the nbc news "washington post" poll showing that 88% of americans support background checks for gun show sales and 11% oppose it. when it comes to support for the sale of ammunition, 76% said they support it and 22% oppose it. we heard about the federal database to track gun sales. 71% of those polls support this. 27% oppose it. finally the nra, something they have been pushing for sometime since that shooting, there should be armed guards in every school. 55% of the people support it and 42% oppose it. there is strong, strong support for some action in order to prevent violence in these mass shootings. >> the poll numbers show support
for something. thanks for joining us this morning. m more on the political violence. he has the most powerful republicans in the country. bia partisan organization dedicated to overcome gridlock and fighting in government. he has interesting ideas on that. >> 16 minutes past the hour. you need a job? you are hired. rolling out an ambitious new plan to hire 100,000 veterans over five years. wal-mart will announce a plan for a job to any service recommend who has received an honorable discharge in the past year. that will begin on memorial day, may seventh. the plan supports first lady michelle obama who asks others to do the same. >> twisted metal was the scene in egypt. they have army recruits that derailed.
19 people were kill and 100 people injured. >> a child -- all of the suspect communicated online believing they were going to engage in sexual activity with a minor. >> so the controversy neverens for lindsay lohan. the 26-year-old is expected to be arraigned on charges from her car crash on june when she was already on probation. she fired her long time los angeles attorney who promised to somehow keep her out of jail. >> the local news is making headlines. in an article, they describe what went into lance armstrong's decision to grant an interview to oprah winfrey and discuss his use of performance enhancing drugs. he met up in a family vacation
on the big island of hawaii. he travelled to denver for a private meeting with the head of the u.s. anti-doping agency as well. >> dieing to see what he said. >> everybody is. >> is it a real apology or -- >> everybody is going to be watching the body language and dissecting it. >> a lot of americans are short changing themselves when it comes to retirement and millions of americans with a 401(k) or other retirement are drawing money to pay current bills like mortgages or credit card debt. it adds up to $70 billion. you are only sticking yourself later on. >> that's true. what do you do? >> good point cnn.com/early start or follow us on twitter. search for early start cnn. >> if you thought tax hikes
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this. . >> they have a list of less valuable and shares of apple fell and demand for the iphone could be waning and dip below $500 per share briefly. it is a milestone price and $500 and to see it close below $500, it had to happen in a year. investors, if you were holding on to shares, apple you would have lost more than $20,000. these reports are showing that apple cut orders for iphone by half. that's because of weaker demand for the smart phone. in september it hit it. the stock is down about 17%.
>> behind the rifle samsung with the group international data corporation with fewer iphone in the third quarter of last year and that ran apple's operating system for how many phones are running on samsung. tablets as well and apple is expected to hold on to the market share. not as high as it uslly does. android is catching up. you are talking about how we got this fascination with apple and it may not be all that. >> no and there reports they may sell iphone to keep them cheaper and so many different types of phones out there and a lot of new technology that people are excited about is not always apple. >> true. one analyst said apple is still a category killer. when was the last time you saw anybody waiting in line for a samsung device. we still see the lines.
against obesity. coca-cola tackling the issue head on in public. >> clarence thomas shocks court watchers by doing something he never does. welcome back to early start. >> it's tuesday morning about 30 minutes after the hour. glad you are with us. this morning the president has his gun task force recommendations in his hand. yesterday during the president's press conference, he said he would be reviewing some steps that he could take to advance gun control priorities. he gave a preview over the items he thought should be dressed. >> what you can countn is the that we have to have stronger back ground checks and do a better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacity out of the hands of folks who shouldn't have them.
assault weapons ban as meaningful. those are the things i continue to believe make sense. >> mark say contributor to the daily beast and a cofounder of no labels. a bipartisan organization dedicated to overcoming fighting in government. good luck with that. before you started no labels, you advised a lot of republicans, a lots of powerful republicans who have different stances are gun control. >> this is an issue where my point with republicans is politically they need to be for something. we had a catastrophic event and when these things happen, you need to look at policy and adapt to the environment. the important thing is to find a couple of items and be for it rather than saying we are against everything.
backing the nra position which is more guns in schools. that is not a republican position. that would cost $5 billion to do. >> par do get republican support here on back ground checks. 87% of democrats and a lot of republicans support that. a lot on news controls and 38% democrats. you go beyond that and almost every other issue and the assault weapons ban. the semi automatic weapons and sales on the clips. a minority of republicans support all those issues. >> the items listed on that list and things that the republicans are talking about. they have nothing to do with the second amendment and my point is don't wait for the democrats to come out and respond to it.
they have a republican plan and we both live on planet earth here. >> politically speaking, what would happen. >> the republican from texas stands up and said okay, let's support these gun control issues. >> i think actually they get a lot of points. we want to protect our rights and make sure we do background checks and make sure the wrong people don't get them. that's common sense. most people say republicans got a clue and the violence is overwhelming us for a lot of reasons. it doesn't have to deal with guns, but better mental health checks. >> do you think there is any chance of that happening? >> i think something is going to happen and if republicans don't acknowledge, we will continue to dig deeper. >> you are from austin, texas,
the home of lance armstrong and live strong. there reports that lance made this apology and confession to oprah last night. as someone who knows him, what's this like for you in. >> it's been devastating. the whole thing has been. i am glad lance is coming forward. the thing i'm most concerned about is the foundation for cancer survivors and people living with and through cancer. the encouraging thing is people are sticking with the foundation. we decided to rebrand lance armstrong's live strong because we thought that some day something could happen and we wanted the foundation to live beyond one person and run the foundation. we wanted to live on its own and have their own brand and not be contingent. >> everyone agrees they want to continue to foster it. he vehemently denied and
viciously attacked writers and rider who is said he has. i don't know what he said to you over the years, but do you feel betrayed? >> i think about -- yes, i do. i think he's got a lot of apologies and have to crawl over a lot of broken glass. i think the one thing they can't take away is cancer survivorship. that story, there is a lot of good work he can continue to do there. make clear the sacrifices and that he will serve a cause that is great. >> it's interesting what i heard by live strong yesterday. it seems heart felt. we will see. >> it's great to see you. an organization worth checking out in these coming weeks and months. >> thank you very much.
35 minutes past the hour and taking a looka the top trends. if huh a nickel for each time clarence thomas spoke in public, you would have a nickel. he broke a seven-year silence to make a joke. here's the punch line. the official court reporter didn't include his words because of all the laughter in the room. some things are better left unsaid. >> the drama that is south carolina. former first lady left nothing unsaid, announcing monday that she is not running for congress in that state. she avoids a potential face off against her ex-husband who is going to be running for congress in that state. she mocked the idea of working under john boehner and said she could be more productive just being a mom. >> i'm not running. i have no interested. the idea of killing myself for
the privilege of serving under john boehner doesn't make sense to me. >> eighth graders are more fun to spend twim too. her ex-husband resigned after admitting an affair with a woman from argentina. >> the eighth graders are challenging though. >> professional golfer rory ilroy is following in the food steps of tiger woods signing a deal with nike said to be worth 2 hundr$2 hundred helped millio. at the young age of 23, it is expected he will win many more titles in the futs uure. >> only tiger woods too. >> that's great for him too. >> 37 minutes after the hour. instead of being part of the problem, coca-cola wants to be part of the solution with its brand-new campaign addressing
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>> 41 minutes past the hour. the fight against america's weight problem minute, launching ail campaign to finding meaningful solutions to the challenge of obesity. take a look. >> for over 125 years, we have been bringing people together. today we would like people to come on something that concerns all of us. obesity. the long-term health of our families and the country is at stake. as the nation's leading beverage company wo company, we can play an important role. >> nice to see you, elizabeth. i watched the entire campaign. what is the goal of this campaign? >> the goal is for coca-cola to say we will acknowledge the epidemic in this country that they haven't done up until this point and say we are doing our part. for example, they are emphasizing that they have nearly 200 low and no calorie
options. they are emphasizing that they are making smaller sizes of some of their drinks. 7.5 ounce rather than the 12 ounce and also that they are putting the calories out there on the front. it says 140 calories and saying we are not just fighting it, we are putting it out there how many calories our products have. >> we're have been talking about america's obesity epidemic for years. you have this wonderful display earlier. it seems like sugar is the problem. >> sugar which of course adds up to calories. according to the school of public health, sodas have about nine teaspoons of sugar in one soda. you are getting all of that when you drink i can of soda. when you add the calories up, a lot of people drink more than one can and that's 280.
that's 10% of the calories you get in a day just in your soda. it's a real concern that people are slugging these down and when you drink your sugar it goes into your blood stream a lot faster. >> what are impact does that this campaign going to have? >> they say it won't have much of an impact. strt for science and believe interest said they don't think this is meaningful and they think coke is trying to do damage control and they are seeing what the mayor did in new york with limiting the sizes of sodas and they are afraid of that happening in more cities and they are afraid of taxes on the soed. they think this is a total damage control thing. coke said that's not true. they say the contributions are meaningful and help americans lose weight. >> when are i watched it, i thought it was more like a rahrah campaign and look at
whatty what we are doing. i would love to put the nine teaspoons out there and say this is what you are consuming. we appreciate that. live in atlanta for us. >> look at all those. >> i know. i would never put nine tea spoons of sugar in my mouth. >> 45 minutes after the hour. flooding rain and icy roads. trouble making weather is on the docket and all here in the northeast. we will look at all of that. >> good morning again. here's the deal. what we have got is the stalled front. areas of low pressure riding along and bringing everything from rain, sleet, to freezing rain and snow as well. philadelphia south, that's kind of where the problems will be today. we will talk about what happens tonight and tomorrow in a second. dallas has sleet and freezing rain and snow. temperatures there at about 33 degrees. it's only for the next couple of
minutes. they will shake it off by the next hour or so. here's the freezing rain and the ice storm warnings for today. memphis in and out of jack to arkansas. the potential for a quarter to a half inch of ice and even a quarter inch of ice does damage to power lines and sags on trees. a half inch of ice adds 500 pounds to the trees. that's a lot of weight. here's what's happening in the northeast. these folks from midnight tonight through tomorrow at 4:00, maybe to two inches of snow in the northeast. in central pennsylvania around state college, more than that. around two to four inches of snow. 1/10 of an inch of ice included. the moisture is falling in at or below 32 degrees and a cold day for the country. southeast georgia into florida. >> thanks very much. >> 46 minutes past the hour. the house is to begin debate for
the victims of super storm sandy. northeast lawmakers have been pushing for the $51 billion relief measure. conservative republicans complained and said the price tag is too high and has friending that has nothing to do with the storm. the final passage could come earlier today. >> the movie theater where 12 people were killed is set to reopen on thursday. before it does, the victims and families will be allowed to visit the complex today and tomorrow. thursday's reopening is billed as a night of remembrance. 2,000 tickets to victims and hospital workers and volunteers. >> wal-mart is getting ready to doe hiring. 100,000 u.s. military veterans over five years. the company will announce details of a hiring program that will provide a job to any service number who received honorable discharge.
the new program will begin on may 27th, memorial day. >> a painting dropped off at a good will store in virginia is an original artwork by giovanni batista, a famous artist. it shows an elderly woman sipping a cup of tea is to be sold at auction tomorrow. they are at 12 to $18,000. >> it was dropped off in a good will store? check your attic, folks. even the rich and famous get the flu. they look so much better. the glamorous side of getting sick, coming up.
oath of office sunday and monday, but monday for everyone to see. please join us for that. 51 machines after the hour. parents of 150,000 new york school children will have to find another way to get the kids to school because school bus drivers are going out on strike. they will have to protect the drivers's jobs and they are up for bidding. they will keep the current drives and don't say how much they will be paid. >> president george hw bush is waking up at home in texas. he was released yesterday from a houston hospital where she was treated for bronchitis-related cough. he is 88 years old. pa. >> they joked that the former president has to go from getting all that care to his primary care giver being barbara bush and he to apologize to his mother. >> you don't say that about your
mom. >> the flu bug hit hollywood leaving them wary of overmingling. >> they are offering arounds for close ups. jeannie moos has more. >> here's a scene for people who don't have the flu. they find flu jokes funny. >> this season is so bad, hugh hefner is washing down viagra with thera flu. >> jennifer lawrence protecting ryan seacrest by not shaking his hand. >> if you fall, lean on me. >> three seconds later she forgot her scruples and latched on to the next guy who held out his hand. stars are spewing germs. >> thank you, hollywood. sorry, i am at the tail end of this flu and kicking myself for
not getting the flu shot. it appears you don't need one. >> merrill streep is not here tonight. she has the flu and i hear she's amazing in it. >> she has the sense to stay home. jimmy kimmel created a public service announcement aimed at workers who won't leave. >> why are you still here? partake your sick [ bleep ] and go home! >> if you happen to be home with the flu, here's a facebook ap for you. help, my friend gave me the flu. you feel lousy so you want to blame someone. the ap tries to find which of your facebook friends made you sick by examining their post after symptoms before you and the cnn money tech reporter. >> sneezes, vomiting. >> ridiculous, but fun.
>> erica. >> instead of pointing the finger, he thinks people are quick to bear arms allowing their own arms to be shocked while getting a flu shot. anderson cooper -- >> the white is glaring off your white arms. >> to the ellen show. >> please! >> the award for most infections went to jennifer lawrence. those were infectious too. jeannie moos, cnn, new york. >> showing off his cough. >> he will be getting shots every day for the next year. >> looking good. coming up, the best advice from the daughter of a living legend. >> the high profile opportunity in the entertainment industry that ann romney reportedly turned down. ♪
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